Arts DAO to Debut NFT Drop in Colab with the Middle East’s First NFT Artist


Arts DAO, the largest Web3 and NFT community in the Middle East has partnered with the region’s premier NFT artist, award-winning Kristel Bechara, to create her first NFT release, The Ethernal Gates. To be published on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 7 p.m. The NFT collection will be 2,000 NFTs and prices will start from 0.49 ETH ($1,000). Purchasing an Ethernal Gate NFT serves as membership in Arts DAO, the largest NFT community in the Middle East, governed by a committee of NFT professionals who curate and invest in a diversified portfolio of NFTs such as Bored Ape Yacht Club and the Clone X collection by RTFKT Studios. Members are rewarded with quarterly returns when NFTs are bought and then sold.

Other Arts DAO membership benefits include access to startup NFT accelerator programs, automatic eligibility for whitelist spots on new upcoming projects, guaranteeing a lower coin price than what is offered to the public, and unmatched access to the world’s most exclusive NFT events, Middle East gives members the opportunity to meet NFT collectors, builders, and artists. Recent events include a yacht event featuring NFT owners from RTFKT Studios, entrepreneur Gary Vee and the Doodles
community. Members of the Arts DAO also have the right to vote on matters including which creators and artists the DAO intended to be presented as a community social activity.

Anas Bhurtun, Co-Founder and CEO, Arts DAO said: “The UAE is home to one of the strongest and biggest NFT communities in the world thanks to Dubai positioning itself as a crypto hub and attracting a lot of young, like-minded people who are passionate about Web3. Our aim at Arts DAO is to become the largest NFT collector DAO in the Middle East and launching the Ethernal Gates NFTs will give investors an opportunity to expand their portfolio, as well as giving Arts DAO the opportunity to collect and fund NFT projects in the Middle East.”

He added: “One of the biggest hurdles in the NFT space, is being able to keep track of all the projects that are dropped each day, from launch dates to the teams behind them, as finding all the information on their discord and website is a rather challenging process. Arts DAO members will be part of a collective treasury which will deploy Ethereum on behalf of members into a portfolio of blue chip and emerging NFT collections, as well as backing passionate founders building in the NFT space across art, gaming, collectibles and the metaverse space.”

The Ethernal Gates Collection is a series of generative artworks, meaning that the art consists of a series of artistic features that are randomly assembled, making each artwork completely different and unique. The collection was created by Kristel Bechara, an award-winning artist from Dubai, famous for her signature combination of vibrant colors and imagery that embody the perfect bridge between visual art and digital art. his flagship work, a 1/1 NFT piece titled Satoshi Nakamoto, sold on Foundation in 2021 for 1.10 ETH ($2,812) and is now valued at 35 ETH ($89,515).

NFT artist Kristel Bechara said: “This project is incredibly special to me, as it is my first generative NFT art series which I am glad to be collaborating with Arts DAO on. Regarding the series itself, each artwork will feature many different gates, props and backgrounds in completely randomized order that will be generated after the NFT is minted. The gates are my recreations of iconic gates and doorways from fiction and history, while the props in black and white are inspired by the vivid terminology used in the crypto world. It is amazing how even though we have a sophisticated system producing these art pieces, they still capture my visual style and essence perfectly.”

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